Awareness of post-exposure HIV prophylaxis in high-risk men who have sex with men in New York City.


OBJECTIVES:To understand the factors associated with knowledge of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), bathhouse patrons in New York City (NYC) were surveyed. METHODS:554 men who have sex with men (MSM) at two NYC bathhouses were given a standardised survey focused on nPEP and PrEP at the time of HIV testing. RESULTS:In the previous 90 days, 63% of respondents reported unprotected sex with a male partner and 7% reported any sex with a known HIV-positive male partner. Less than half reported having a primary provider (primary care practitioner) who was aware of their MSM behaviour. 201 men (36%) were aware of nPEP or PrEP. In univariate analyses, race/ethnicity, previous HIV testing, gay self-identification, higher education level, having a primary provider aware of MSM behaviour, reported interaction with the healthcare system, use of the internet for meeting sex partners, reporting unprotected sex in the previous 90 days, reporting any sex with an HIV-positive male partner in the previous 90 days and having a higher number of sex partners were each significantly associated with being aware of nPEP or PrEP. In multivariate analysis, having a higher number of sex partners was significantly associated (OR 5.10, p=0.02) with post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)/PrEP knowledge and disclosure to a primary care provider was also associated, although less robustly (OR 2.10, p=0.06). CONCLUSIONS:Knowledge of nPEP or PrEP among sexually active MSM in NYC is low and is associated with having a primary provider aware of their patient's same-sex behaviours. These findings show the need for improving education about nPEP among high-risk MSM in NYC and the role of providers in these efforts.


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Mehta SA,Silvera R,Bernstein K,Holzman RS,Aberg JA,Daskalakis DC




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  • Use of gay app and the associated HIV/syphilis risk among non-commercial men who have sex with men in Shenzhen, China: a serial cross-sectional study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Geosocial networking application specific to men who have sex with men (MSM) (gay app) has revolutionised the social networking of MSM globally, much concern was raised over its linkage to HIV/syphilis risk. This study sought to examine the association between use of gay app and sexual behaviours and HIV/syp...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wei L,Chen L,Zhang H,Yang Z,Zou H,Yuan T,Xiao Y,Liu S,Tan W,Xie W,Liu L,Cheng J,Zhao J

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • The incidence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in women attending nine sexually transmitted diseases clinics in the USA.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Trichomoniasis (TV) is associated with an increased risk of acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. The purpose of this study is to evaluate factors associated with incidence TV among female STD clinic attendees in the USA. METHODS:Data were collected from women participating in a rando...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Alcaide ML,Feaster DJ,Duan R,Cohen S,Diaz C,Castro JG,Golden MR,Henn S,Colfax GN,Metsch LR

    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • The potential role of serology in diagnosing chronic lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV): a case of LGV mimicking Crohn's disease.

    abstract::We present the case of a 26 year old HIV positive homosexual man who was managed for suspected Crohn's disease for over 1 year before lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) was clinically diagnosed. He had presented with constipation, secondary to acute haemorrhagic proctitis, and subsequently had two chlamydia negative recta...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Forrester B,Pawade J,Horner P

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00

  • DNA detection and seroprevalence of human papillomavirus in a cohort of adolescent women.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are common in adolescent women, while the rare cancerous sequelae of HPV infections do not generally occur until the 4th or 5th decades of life. This prospective study of a cohort of adolescent women was performed to further our knowledge of the natural history of incide...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ermel AC,Shew ML,Weaver BA,Qadadri B,Denski C,Tu W,Tong Y,Fortenberry JD,Brown DR

    更新日期:2014-02-01 00:00:00

  • Drifting towards ceftriaxone treatment failure in gonorrhoea: risk factor analysis of data from the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme in England and Wales.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is threatened by the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. We analysed data from the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme (GRASP) in England and Wales to identify groups most at risk of reduced susceptibility to the currently recommended first-lin...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Town K,Obi C,Quaye N,Chisholm S,Hughes G,GRASP Collaborative Group.

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence and factors associated with HSV-2 and hepatitis B infections among truck drivers crossing the southern Brazilian border.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The authors estimate the prevalence of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) infection and correlates of HBV and HSV-2 infection among truck drivers crossing the southern Brazilian border at Foz do Iguaçu. METHODS:Between October 2003 and March 2005, 1945 truck drive...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pinho AA,Chinaglia M,Lippman SA,Reingold A,Diaz RS,Sucupira MC,Page K,Díaz J

    更新日期:2011-12-01 00:00:00

  • Isolation and characterisation of T lymphocytes from the urethra of patients with acute urethritis.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To investigate local cellular immune responses in patients with acute urethritis. METHODS:We have established T cell lines from the urethral exudate and examined their phenotype by flow cytometry. As controls, T cell lines were cultured from first pass urine specimens of asymptomatic healthy individuals. R...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brunst M,Shahmanesh M,Sukthankar A,Pearce JH,Gaston JS

    更新日期:1998-08-01 00:00:00

  • The feasibility of integrated STI prevalence and behaviour surveys in developing countries.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In countries where STI/HIV prevalence data and behavioural data are scarce UNAIDS second generation HIV surveillance guidelines recommend measuring STI/HIV prevalence and risk behaviours in vulnerable populations but do not recommend conducting these surveys concurrently because of concerns about participati...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: MacLachlan EW,Baganizi E,Bougoudogo F,Castle S,Mint-Youbba Z,Gorbach P,Parker K,Ryan CA

    更新日期:2002-06-01 00:00:00

  • Mycoplasma genitalium is associated with symptomatic and asymptomatic non-gonococcal urethritis in men.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in a large number of male patients attending a sexually transmitted infections (STI) clinic and to determine if there is an association with objective non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) in patients with and without clinical symptoms. METHODS:Patients were test...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moi H,Reinton N,Moghaddam A

    更新日期:2009-02-01 00:00:00

  • The detection of urethritis pathogens among patients with the male urethritis syndrome, genital ulcer syndrome and HIV voluntary counselling and testing clients: should South Africa's syndromic management approach be revised?

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To determine the prevalence of urethritis pathogens amongst male symptomatic urethritis (MUS) patients, genital ulcer (GUS) patients without urethritis symptoms and men requesting HIV testing at a voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) clinic. METHODS:A prospective study was conducted in Johannesburg, Sout...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Black V,Magooa P,Radebe F,Myers M,Pillay C,Lewis DA

    更新日期:2008-08-01 00:00:00

  • Global epidemiology of Trichomonas vaginalis.

    abstract::Despite having the highest prevalence of any sexually transmitted infection (STI) globally, there is a dearth of data describing Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) incidence and prevalence in the general population. The lack of basic epidemiological data is an obstacle to addressing the epidemic. Once considered a nuisance in...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Poole DN,McClelland RS

    更新日期:2013-09-01 00:00:00

  • Sexual health interventions delivered to participants by mobile technology: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The use of mobile technologies to prevent STIs is recognised as a promising approach worldwide; however, evidence has been inconclusive, and the field has developed rapidly. With about 1 million new STIs a day globally, up-to-date evidence is urgently needed. OBJECTIVE:To assess the effectiveness of mobile ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Berendes S,Gubijev A,McCarthy OL,Palmer MJ,Wilson E,Free C

    更新日期:2021-01-15 00:00:00

  • Diagnostic implications of 16S ribosomal assay for gonorrhoea.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:In the absence of a single nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) that is both highly specific and sensitive for gonorrhoea, many have put forward the 16S-based assay as a confirmatory test for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This study was undertaken to evaluate the performance of PCR based on 16S ribosomal gene in ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Verma R,Sood S,Bala M,Kapil A,Das BK,Sharma VK,Samantaray JC

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • Escalation in the relative prevalence of ciprofloxacin-resistant gonorrhoea among men with urethral discharge in two South African cities: association with HIV seropositivity.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of ciprofloxacin-resistant gonorrhoea in two South African cities and to investigate the association between the isolation of ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the HIV serostatus of patients. METHODS:Gonococci were cultured from endo...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Lewis DA,Scott L,Slabbert M,Mhlongo S,van Zijl A,Sello M,du Plessis N,Radebe F,Wasserman E

    更新日期:2008-10-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing reported condom use among female sex workers in southern India through examination of condom availability.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:A key indicator of success of HIV prevention programmes is the number of female sex worker (FSW) sex acts protected by condoms. This measure usually relies on FSW reports, which may be biased. We examined condom availability data in five Karnataka districts to estimate the proportion of FSW sex acts potentia...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bradley J,Moses S,Blanchard JF,Rajaram S,Ramesh BM,Verma S,Alary M

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00

  • Challenges and emerging opportunities for the HIV prevention, treatment and care cascade in men who have sex with men in Asia Pacific.

    abstract::In Asia Pacific, most countries have expanded HIV treatment guidelines to include all those with HIV infection and adopted antiretroviral treatment for prevention (TFP) as a blanket strategy for HIV control. Although the overall epidemic development associated with this focus is positive, the HIV epidemic in men who h...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: van Griensven F,Guadamuz TE,de Lind van Wijngaarden JW,Phanuphak N,Solomon SS,Lo YR

    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00

  • Syphilis screening among female sex workers in Bangalore, India: comparison of point-of-care testing and traditional serological approaches.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We undertook a prospective evaluation of the Qualpro Syphicheck-WB rapid syphilis test to measure its diagnostic performance and utility as a point-of-care (POC) screening test among female sex workers (FSWs) in Bangalore, India. METHODS:From August 2008 to May 2009, FSWs without a laboratory-confirmed hist...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Mishra S,Naik B,Venugopal B,Kudur P,Washington R,Becker M,Kenneth J,Jayanna K,Ramesh BM,Isac S,Boily MC,Blanchard JF,Moses S

    更新日期:2010-06-01 00:00:00

  • Maximising the potential of voluntary counselling and testing for HIV: sexually transmitted infections and HIV epidemiology in a population testing for HIV and its implications for practice.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of HIV infection and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among persons who attended voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) service for HIV and to assess whether the VCT programme reached the right population at risk in Taiwan. METHODS:From 2006 to 2010, ques...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wu H,Wu PY,Li SY,Chang SY,Liu WC,Wu CH,Lo YC,Hsieh CY,Sun HY,Hung CC

    更新日期:2012-12-01 00:00:00

  • High yield of reinfections by home-based automatic rescreening of Chlamydia positives in a large-scale register-based screening programme and determinants of repeat infections.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:In a systematic internet-based Chlamydia Screening Implementation Programme in The Netherlands, all chlamydia-positive participants automatically received a testkit after 6 months to facilitate early detection of repeat infections. The authors describe participation in repeat testing and prevalence and det...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Götz HM,van den Broek IV,Hoebe CJ,Brouwers EE,Pars LL,Fennema JS,Koekenbier RH,van Ravesteijn S,Op de Coul EL,van Bergen J

    更新日期:2013-02-01 00:00:00

  • Population and dyadic-based seroincidence of herpes simplex virus-2 and syphilis in southern India.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) and syphilis are associated with increased risk of HIV, highlighting the importance of understanding their transmission dynamics. In India, most studies of HSV-2 and syphilis incidence are in high-risk populations and may not accurately reflect infectious activity. In this stud...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hochberg CH,Schneider JA,Dandona R,Lakshmi V,Kumar GA,Sudha T,Akbar M,Ahmed GM,Ramgopal SP,Armbruster B,Alary M,Dandona L

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Client-perpetrated and husband-perpetrated violence among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India: HIV/STI risk across personal and work contexts.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study examines violence experienced in work and personal contexts and relation to HIV risk factors in these contexts among female sex workers (FSW) in Andhra Pradesh, India. METHODS:FSW at least 18 years of age (n=2335) were recruited through three rounds of respondent-driven sampling between 2006 and ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Reed E,Erausquin JT,Groves AK,Salazar M,Biradavolu M,Blankenship KM

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • Non-response bias in estimates of HIV prevalence due to the mobility of absentees in national population-based surveys: a study of nine national surveys.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To measure the bias in national estimates of HIV prevalence in population-based surveys caused by mobility and refusal to test. METHODS:Data from nine demographic and health surveys and AIDS indicator surveys were used. Non-responders were divided into three groups: (i) "refusals" who were interviewed but n...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Marston M,Harriss K,Slaymaker E

    更新日期:2008-08-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of scale on the costs of targeted HIV prevention interventions among female and male sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgenders in India.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The India AIDS Initiative (Avahan) project is involved in rapid scale-up of HIV-prevention interventions in high-risk populations. This study examines the cost variation of 107 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) implementing targeted interventions, over the start up (defined as period from project incepti...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chandrashekar S,Guinness L,Kumaranayake L,Reddy B,Govindraj Y,Vickerman P,Alary M

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00

  • Reductions in sexually transmitted infections associated with popular opinion leaders in China in a randomised controlled trial.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:A community level randomised controlled trial of a Community Popular Opinion Leader (C-POL) intervention to reduce bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unprotected extramarital sex was carried out over 2 years in five countries. The main study results did not find significant interv...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Rotheram-Borus MJ,Wu Z,Liang LJ,Li L,Detels R,Guan J,Yin Y,Swendeman D,NIMH Collaborative HIV\/STD Prevention Trial Group.

    更新日期:2011-06-01 00:00:00

  • Symptomatic HPV-related neovaginal lesions in transgender women: case series and review of literature.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Worldwide, transgender women are an at-risk population for contracting sexually transmitted infections. Little information exists on symptoms and characteristics of neovaginal human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and associated diseases. We describe a case series of transgender women with symptomatic HPV-rel...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van der Sluis WB,Buncamper ME,Bouman MB,Neefjes-Borst EA,Heideman DAM,Steenbergen RDM,Mullender MG

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

  • Ethnic variations in sexual partnerships and mixing, and their association with STI diagnosis: findings from a cross-sectional biobehavioural survey of attendees of sexual health clinics across England.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Ethnic differences in partnership types and sexual mixing patterns may contribute to elevated STI diagnosis rates among England's Black Caribbean (BC) population. We examined the differences between BC and White British/Irish (WBI) sexual health clinic (SHC) attendees' reported partnerships and sexual mixing...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Aicken CR,Wayal S,Blomquist P,Fabiane S,Gerressu M,Hughes G,Mercer CH

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

  • Syndromic approach to STD case management: where do we go from here?

    abstract::In the absence of aetiological tests for the diagnosis of individual sexually transmitted diseases (STD), the syndromic approach has been developed as an effective and appropriate case management strategy. Algorithms provide guidance to healthcare workers and ensure standardised approaches to case management. The synd...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van Dam CJ,Becker KM,Ndowa F,Islam MQ

    更新日期:1998-06-01 00:00:00

  • Rates of condom and non-condom-based anal intercourse practices among homosexually active men in Australia: deliberate HIV risk reduction?

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Three decades into the HIV epidemic and with the advancement of HIV treatments, condom and non-condom-based anal intercourse among gay men in resource-rich countries needs to be re-assessed. METHODS:The proportions of men engaging in a range of anal intercourse practices were estimated from the ongoing cross...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mao L,Kippax SC,Holt M,Prestage GP,Zablotska IB,de Wit JB

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • First case of "bubonulus" in L2 lymphogranuloma venerum.

    abstract::Since 2003, an ongoing lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) proctitis outbreak has been reported in industrialised countries with a new variant designated L2b. Only men who have sex with men (MSM) are affected and most are HIV co-infected; delayed or incorrect diagnoses are frequent. We report a rare clinical case of LGV pr...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Spenatto N,Boulinguez S,de Barbeyrac B,Viraben R

    更新日期:2007-07-01 00:00:00

  • Gender differences in the well-being of patients diagnosed with Chlamydia trachomatis: a cross-sectional study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We aimed to investigate how an infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) influenced patients' well-being and whether there were differences due to gender, age or relationship status, in an effort to strengthen preventive measures and provide better healthcare for patients with CT. METHODS:Patients diagnosed...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Andersson N,Carré H,Janlert U,Boman J,Nylander E

    更新日期:2018-09-01 00:00:00